7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 16, 2016 1:35 PM by Szalam

    CUDA 5.0

    Jonesy21sep

      I just purchased creative cloud and was playing with all the apps; when I opened after effects it said I needed CUDA 5.0 or later. I went to download it and my browser warned me "that this type of file can be harmful to your computer. Do want to continue downloading it or discard it? Anybody know anything about CUDA? I've never heard of it.

        • 1. Re: CUDA 5.0
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          You can only install CUDA driver if you have a CUDA compatible Nvidia graphics adapter. If you don't have one do not install it.

          • 2. Re: CUDA 5.0
            Todd_Kopriva Level 8

            > it said I needed CUDA 5.0 or later

            That's not what it said.

             

            The message says that _if_ you do not have CUDA installed and a specific Nvidia GPU, _then_ one feature (GPU acceleration of the ray-traced 3D renderer) will not work. That is all. Since the ray-traced 3D renderer is a seldom-used feature, and since there are better ways to work with 3D in After Effects, you can typically ignore this message.

             

            Details of GPU acceleration:

            GPU (CUDA, OpenGL) features in After Effects

             

            Details of a better way to work with 3D in After Effects:

            details of CINEMA 4D integration with After Effects

            • 3. Re: CUDA 5.0
              after effects booting up

              Good to know. I hate when those messages pop up and more is required. Thanks, D

              • 4. Re: CUDA 5.0
                AnotherLovelady

                Todd_Kopriva wrote:

                 

                > it said I needed CUDA 5.0 or later

                That's not what it said.

                 

                The message says that _if_ you do not have CUDA installed and a specific Nvidia GPU, _then_ one feature (GPU acceleration of the ray-traced 3D renderer) will not work. That is all. Since the ray-traced 3D renderer is a seldom-used feature, and since there are better ways to work with 3D in After Effects, you can typically ignore this message.

                 

                Details of GPU acceleration:

                GPU (CUDA, OpenGL) features in After Effects

                 

                Details of a better way to work with 3D in After Effects:

                details of CINEMA 4D integration with After Effects

                Actually, that's exactly what it said. You simply restated his original question and added a few extra words. He said, "when I opened after effects it said I needed CUDA 5.0 or later," and you stated that CUDA is needed as well as a specific Nvidia GPU for the GPU acceleration of the ray-traced 3D renderer feature to work. Jonesy21sep was paraphrasing. So Todd, was "That's not what it said," really necessary in order to properly answer Jonesy21sep's question?

                • 5. Re: CUDA 5.0
                  Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  AnotherLovelady wrote:

                  So Todd, was "That's not what it said," really necessary in order to properly answer Jonesy21sep's question?

                  Yes. Because the actual text of the message that the OP was paraphrasing does not say that you need CUDA.

                  Todd wasn't just restating and adding words; he was helping to clarify the misunderstood message. Todd was actually using wording a lot closer to the actual notification message that the OP saw.

                  • 6. Re: CUDA 5.0
                    amandam37775957

                    What is the answer? I am having this same issue

                    • 7. Re: CUDA 5.0
                      Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      amandam37775957 wrote:

                       

                      What is the answer? I am having this same issue

                      What issue are you experiencing? If you're getting a message at launch of AE about the ray-traced renderer, you can ignore it (unless you plan to use the ray-traced renderer, but it's considered obsolete, so I would recommend against using it.)